Tour Code: 126388P1
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Be driven in comfort, style and at your own pace. Take the hassle out of trying to find your way around and discover Ireland’s hidden gems! We love what we do and we will ensure that you spend the most memorable time while in Ireland.
From Ken and Darcy Washington, USA - Driver Guide : Ben
Your stories and history lessons were timely and interesting, your intuition to allow Darcy and I to spend certain times with just the two of us and also your intuitive timing on when to involve yourself, coupled with your sense of humour, made the trip more like spending a day with a friend vs. a driver guided tour.
It is a talent to balance professionalism, comfort, flexibility and gentle guidance to ensure we got to see all we wanted to see (and change in the middle of the trip to make it even better) - all of this for a fair price. We are grateful and fortunate to meet you and wish you continued success.
Best of luck.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin
Get picked up from your accommodation anywhere in Dublin. We start your day by taking the coast road south out of Dublin passing through the port of Dun Laoghaire and then through Sandycove, home of the James Joyce Martello Tower and Museum open to the public.
Pass By: Dalkey Island, Dalkey, County Dublin
Then on through the picturesque village of Dalkey and the Vico Road, home to many celebrities such as Bono, Enya and Van Morrison to name but a few.
Stop At: Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry, County Wicklow
We then enter County Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”. Our first stop is the magnificent Powerscourt Estate, noted for its house and gardens.
Powerscourt House was voted in the top 10 houses by National Geographic and the gardens were voted in the top 3 gardens by National Geographic.
Currently owned by the iconic Slazenger family, the estate dates back to the 13th century.
In 1974, the house was gutted by a fire. By 1996, it was partially restored to its original glory and is now open to the public along with the breath-taking gardens. It is recognised as one of Ireland’s top spots to visit.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry, County Wicklow
We offer you the freedom to alter our suggested itinerary to fit your needs and time restrictions...
As this is a private tour you have the option to visit other parts of Wicklow such as Powerscourt Waterfall.
Set at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 5km from Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.
There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy at the waterfall including birds such as the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler and the Sika Deer. You may even spot a red squirrel or two.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County Wicklow
From there we head through the rolling hills and valleys of Wicklow to Glendalough’s “Valley of 2 Lakes”, home of St. Kevin.
In the lower glen, you will find the ancient monastic city built by the followers of St. Kevin and see the remains of the Cathedral, round Tower and St. Kevin’s Church, as well as the graveyard and various dwellings.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village, Vale of Glendalough, County Wicklow
We head back to Dublin via the Military Road through the Wicklow and Dublin Mountains.
As you pass through the bog lands known as the Feather Beds you will see Loch Dan and Loch Tay, and the famous Guinness estate.
Stop At: Johnnie Fox's, Glencullen, County Dublin
We finish the day on top of Dublin Mountains at Johnnie Fox's Pub, the highest pub of Ireland where you can enjoy a fresh pint of Guinness!
Duration: 1 hour